The Dragon Age: Inquisition spotlight is currently on one Lady Josephine Montilyet, a noblewoman and yet another advisor to the Inquisition. Don't let the whole "advisor" thing fool you, however, because it definitely doesn't make them less important to the story. Certainly won't disqualify a character as romanceable, either.
We know now that Josephine is a woman of high breeding, the eldest of a noble Antivan family and a talented diplomat. Her involvement with the Inquisition comes when Sister Leliana, another advisor to the Inquisitor, brings aboard to help their cause, and she's every bit the stereotypical workaholic. Lady Josephine loves challenges, and doesn't require much sleep to get something done. Her talents and ambition will no doubt make her a valuable ally.
The Inquisition's power is not absolute: it must earn its place among the forces in conflict. Sister Leliana understands this well, and has called on an old friend, Lady Josephine Montilyet, to be the Inquisition’s ambassador in the halls of the influential. The eldest daughter of a noble Antivan family, Josephine is a rising star among diplomats, skilled at forging alliances with tact, grace, and carefully cultivated favors. She is a consummate planner who understands that resurrecting the Inquisition will require support and goodwill from Thedas's movers and shakers. Fortunately, the ambassador enjoys a challenge, and she sincerely believes that the Inquisition is the best way to halt the chaos sweeping Thedas.
Incidentally, Josephine is written by Sylvia Feketekuty, the same writer responsible for Liara in Mass Effect 3. In a recent QA she did on the BioWare site, Feketekuty talks rather excitedly about being able to work on a totally new character, creating something from scratch. In her own words, Josephine is "optimistic, she likes finding solutions, and needs barely any sleep to work at full capacity. She misses the view of the sea from her bedroom in Antiva City (though she only brings that up with friends)."
Despite being born and raised in Antiva, she seems like a rather nice young lady. Feketekuty also confirmed her as a romance option for Inquisitors of any race or gender.
It was also fun to write a romance again. And because I know people will ask: You can try to win Josephine’s heart as any race or gender. I think we ended up with some fun moments whether you’re trying to romance her or just be her friend, but there’s one particular scene that I love.
Josephine's in-depth reveal follows close behind Cullen, whose involvement was confirmed last week. The Templar is also an advisor to the Inquisition, and romanceable.
Dragon Age: Inquisition will be released for PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on October 7. Check out our impressions of the game from E3!